Boys Lacrosse Dismantle Los Gatos

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On Wednesday night, the boys’ lacrosse team hammered the Los Gatos Wildcats in a decisive 13-4 victory, which improved their record to 4-0 for the season. 

Junior Eric Torre won the opening faceoff, granting the Bears the first offensive opportunity to score. However, strong defense from the Wildcats halted any M-A advancement. 

Senior Calvin Annison sprints towards opposing goal

Los Gatos drew first blood as they scored the opening goal in just over eight minutes in the first quarter. The Bears peppered Los Gatos’ goalie with shots but were unable to find the net. The Wildcats would add another goal to their lead bringing the score to 2-0. 

Senior Peter Koren then navigated through the opposing defense and finished with a spectacular goal, jumpstarting the Bears’ offense. Soon after, freshman Ford Long tied the game with a meticulous goal evening the score at two. 

M-A would bombard Los Gatos with an onslaught of goals. A steal and score by junior Colin Kryger and additional goals by Koren put the Bears up 5-2. Punishing defense by senior Oskar Flodh helped the Bears dismantle every Los Gatos offensive possession. This paved the way for an additional three goals by Kryger, putting the Bears up 8-2 going into halftime. 

Torre fighting to the win the faceoff

As for his scoring success, Kryger said, “I took advantage of transition opportunities when the defense was out of sorts.” 

Los Gatos looked to gain traction in the second half with multiple shots on goal, however stellar defensive play from junior goalie Olivier Yuk kept the Wildcats at bay. The Bears continued to stretch their lead with goals from senior Mikey Sanford, sophomore Carey Wolf, and Long. 

Even though the Cats attempted to fight back by tacking on two late goals in the fourth quarter, their fate had already been sealed.

Flodh said, “Los Gatos has always been a huge rival for us, it’s a game we have circled every year, so it feels incredible to beat them, especially by that much.” 

Mateo is a junior at M-A. This is his first year in journalism. He hopes to write about a variety of issues, ranging from athletic events to administration spending. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, and reading.

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